Placehold

A simple, fast and free image placeholder service.

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How does it work exactly?

Size

The size can be specified using the format width x height:

Specifying the height is optional, useful for creating a square:

The maximum image size is 4000 x 4000.

Colour

The background and text colours are represented using hex values:

Alternatively, CSS names can be used:

or, why not try random colours instead?

Both background and text colours must be specified together.

Text

The text can be customised using a query string, spaces are represented using a plus symbol:

The default text is the dimensions of the image.

Font

The font can be customised using a query string:

The following fonts can be used:

The default font is Lato.

Fonts can, of course, be combined with text:

Format

The image format can be specified:

The default format is SVG.

Image formats can also be combined with colours:

Supported formats are SVG, PNG, JPG and JPEG.

Retina

Need a retina image? Simply append @2x to the size:

Only PNG, JPG and JPEG formats support retina images.

Any questions?

support@placehold.co